Funology 2 pp 343-357 | Cite as

Fun on the Phone: The Situated Experience of Recreational Telephone Conferences

  • Darren J. ReedEmail author
Part of the Human–Computer Interaction Series book series (HCIS)


The original paper was written as a Research Fellow in the human–computer interaction group at York University. The research was centred around the study of naturalistic settings and the design of technology for older users. Darren Reed, now a Senior Lecturer in Sociology, has gone on to study other areas of technology mediated communication from a conversation analytic perspective. These have included social interaction with robots, bus information systems, and the music sharing site Soundcloud. He currently looks at the relationships between ‘digital creativity’ and environmental monitoring.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SociologyUniversity of YorkYorkUK

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